Monday, April 18, 2016

10 Minute Recycling Craft

Today I have a chic & super simple recycling craft for you that will have you scavenging your house for empty containers!
And the best part is it only takes a handful of items to make! My daughters have been looking for more opportunities to recycle and have been encouraging me to do my part as well. Did you know that many of your bathroom personal care items can be recycled? Everything from shampoo, Lotions & mouthwash bottles to soap boxes can be recycled {and spared from the landfills}.
Last week we hopped online and started browsing for some fun recycling projects we could do together. We found a great list of DIYs as well as activity sheets at Care To Recycle®, and ultimately settled on this rope project since we already had everything for it at home. Here's what you'll need; an empty plastic container, hot glue, scissors and rope.
The first thing you'll want to do is rinse out your container.  
Then you can cut the top off. Don't worry about it being perfectly straight, because the rope will cover it pretty well.
 Add a little hot glue to the bottom back portion of the container and then start adding your rope.
You want to make sure you add the glue to the container and not the rope to avoid having excess glue seep to the front of the rope.
If you have to have to use multiple ropes to complete this project {like I did}, make sure to have the seams in the back. Oh and I used about two yards.
Continue to wrap your rope until you get to the top of your container, at which point you'll add one more layer of rope then cut and glue it at the back of the container. 
And that's it! 
Now just add your favorite flowers and enjoy!
I had my special helper gather the flowers for me:).
Aren't they beautiful?!
                                           I really love the finished product! 
And now I'm off to raid my kids bathroom for more empty containers to make more of these darling vases! 
I truly believe that the more you know about what’s recyclable, the more likely you are to do it. For tips and tools to become a better recycler, visit

Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy crafting!!!
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